Global Warming was Rain Fall
Mon, 09 Jan 2006 06:55:39 PST
In a message dated 1/9/2006 9:18:57 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:
>One theory is that of the 400K man 
army  Napoleon used to invade Russia, barely 1% survived to return to France  
having been decimated by an unusually cold period of weather -- much of it  
starved or froze to death, or both<
"Using dental pulp extracted from the teeth of soldiers who died during  
Napoleon’s disastrous retreat through Russia in 1812, a new study finds DNA  
evidence that epidemic typhus and trench fever ran rampant among the French  Grand 
Army. The study, published in the Jan. 1 issue of The Journal of  Infectious 
Diseases, now available online, identifies the specific species of  louse-borne 
pathogens that were a major cause of death among the remains of the  
retreating army."

Mark Mazer
Intarsia Ltd.
Gaylordsville, Connecticut  06755-0142

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